Carsales ran its first hackathon for 2016 this week, asking its IT division to "hack the way it works", or come up with ideas to improve how the business operates.
The online classifieds business is a big fan of hackthons, conducting a handful every year, and typically puts around 50 percent of the ideas generated into production. The events are growing in popularity throughout the wider business - non-technology staff made up 40 percent of attendees at the latest session.
"That figure has been increasing every hackathon. It's becoming a company event rather than a technology event," CIO Ajay Bhatia said.
"People are starting to understand that they don't necessarily need to be a developer to improve and innovate in this organisation, they just need to have great ideas."
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